The 24th Annual National Tourism Week, scheduled May 12-20, 2007, is an annual event sponsored by the Travel Industry Association of America (TIA) and commemorated by states, cities and organizations across the nation. The goal of NTW is to highlight the powerful economic, social and cultural impacts of travel through events and celebrations.
Often the travel and tourism industry is viewed as disjointed because only its most obvious segments, such as airlines, rental cars, hotels and travel agents, are immediately recognized by the public or reported on by the media. TIA's Tourism Works for AmericaÂ® resources help the public as well as the industry itself understand the interconnectedness of travel and tourism and how it takes each and every industry segment to assemble, then promote and sell the travel product. Only then can the consumer have a complete and satisfying travel experience.
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